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Sunday, 13 January 2013

11 Months and time is flying!!

Here we are at the 11 month mark today.  Emmeline & Vivian are growing and developing so fast now we are continually amazed by their daily antics!

They are both crawling everywhere - Vivian does the commando crawl and Emmeline does the one legged shuffle (or wounded solider crawl) as Ben and I call it.  They have 3 teeth between them with more about to come through shortly.  They are so engaging with us and each other, crawling onto our laps, playing peekaboo with each other and their squeals of delight brighten our house everyday. 

We have had visits from Nannie & Poppy and the Kalgoorlie crew in November and we drove up to Kalgoorlie not too long ago.  The girls did really well in the car considering it's a 6 hour drive!  We are off the Victoria next month to visit Nannie & Poppy and catch up with a few friends who have yet to meet the girls so we are certainly looking forward to showing them off :)

The girls have finished off their second round of Little Ducks swimming lessons and with the warm weather we are in the pool at home quite a bit and they love it.  Emmeline especially gets excited and starts waving her arms as soon as we head towards the pool.  They have also graduated to the big bath now and think that's great fun.  Lots of splashing and exploring to be done now they can move around.

Christmas was wonderful and very relaxing.  Certainly a time to reflect back on the year and shake our heads in wonder at how much our lives have changed.  We still look at each other in amazement at how we got so lucky.

Here are some updated pics for you all xxx

Our first Christmas together was wonderful!!

Not too sure about the presents but the paper is great fun!!

Fun in the pool with Nannie, Dad & Mum

Loving Nannie & Poppy time!!

Always a big smile for Nannie.

Look how tall I am getting Poppy

Vivian in da hood..

Emmeline in da hood...

Good joke Daddy, you are such a crack up!!

Putting up the Christmas tree with the Kal cousins

Aunty Carol and Lucy helping Dad out.

Mummy and Emmeline at little athletics in Kalgoorlie

Crazy cousins are soooo much fun!!

Olivia and Emmeline keeping cool at little athletics.

Kenny the life guard keeping an eye on things.

More fun in the pool.
First swim at the beach on boxing day.

Emmeline the water baby!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Happy Six Months Girls xx

Emmeline and Vivian are 6 months old today.  I am not sure how this happened so fast but here we are!

They are still very happy and contented babies.  Ben and I still look at each other and wonder how we ever got so lucky - I think we will continue to do this forever.

I started introducing solids in the last week and so far both girls are big fans of avocado.  We will give sweet potato a try tonight.  They will eat a bit of rice cereal but much prefer it as a bit of a filler with avocado so I will continue to do this with other foods I introduce.

They still sleep very well at night and are slowly having longer naps during the day. They are both very active now with lots of movement and rolling over. 

Seeing them first thing in the morning is still our favourite time of day.  They are so excited to see us with huge smile and lots of arm waving and leg kicking - it really is just the best way to start the day! Mind you, when they have gone to sleep at night is pretty bloody good too ;)

We have been getting out lots each weekend with lots of great walks.  We enjoyed a beautiful winters day in Perth last Saturday as it was 25 degrees so we had a fantastic walk along the beach.  I ordered the girls some baby sunglasses and we sure get plenty of comments when they wear them.  I also ordered some swimming nappies as Ben is itching to get them in the pool when the weather heats up in a couple of months.

The girls love their Fisher Price jumping seat and Baby Einstein music seat as they really enjoy sitting upright now.  The jumping seat is their favourite and they can bounce and play in for ages.

We have a couple of baby slings that are great when we just go out for a short time.  The fact they are hands free make it so easy to get around and the girls seem to enjoy being in them especially since they now face forward.

We have been going out once a week to dinner for the last few weeks which had been brilliant.  It's so nice to get dressed up and get out the house to catch up with friends and not have to worry about anything more that what to drink with dinner!!  Our babysitter is really lovely and we use her each time we go out.  Much better having the same person as she gets to know our girls and more importantly they get to know her.

Well that's the 6 month mark - before we know it we will be celebrating a couple of 1st birthdays (time please slow down as I cry every time I have to give away their now too small clothes!!)

Hope you enjoy the pics - till next time xxxx

Dad and his girls
Thank you Auntie Bec for our outfits - we love them xx (Taken back in June)
We love our avocado
Double the bumbo fun
Emmeline - a wannabe snow bunny
Nice shot Mum - Vivian looking very Dr Seuss
Two very cool cats!!
Couch potatoes
Yet another great winter day 
The fog that rolled in a few weeks ago while we were doing the 7am feed
Having fun out the back yard with Kenny
Did you say something Mum?
Vivian rocking the hat!

Taken a couple of months ago for their cousins Christening

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

17 Weeks today

We have had an eventful couple of weeks with a wonderful visit from Nannie .  The girls adored all the extra cuddles and love and I know they will be missing their Nannie already (as will Mummy as the help and company was fantastic) as she flew home Sunday night :(

We had a beautiful time over the long weekend at Kings Park.  We caught up with a few wonderful friends and relaxed and enjoyed the amazing winter weather and magnificent view of Perth city.
The girls had their 4 month immunisation while Jutta was here and as before had no problems.  They continue to grow and delight us every day.  They have really started to notice each other now and do a fair amount of talking and looking at each other.  They have found their hands and thumbs and Emmeline love to give hers a good suck at night!

The girls are consistently sleeping from 7ish at night till 6.30/7ish in the morning with the dream feed at 10pm.  This is wonderful for Ben and I as it means we are getting about 7 hours straight sleep each night - hooraaaay!!!  They continue to catnap during the day but my sleep expert book says this is normal and we should see them with more structured naps in a few weeks time.

We are looking forward to a visit from our Kalgoorlie clan this Friday and we are all of to a christening on Sunday.  It will be the girls first big outing with so many people and I am sure they will be very popular.

I will keep the pics coming.

Love to you all xxx

Ben Vivian and Nannie at Kings Park

Emmeline and Mummy

Vivian wearing her first hat

A little bit of help at tucker time is always great!!

Sisters xxxx

Emmeline chillin

Daddy keeping an eye on his girls!

Hello camera...

Little angel No 1 xxx

That flash is bright Mummy!!

Little angel No 2 xxx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

14 weeks already.

I really do not know where the time has gone - our girls are 14 weeks old already!  Emmeline & Vivian continue to grow and delight us every day.  They really are such contented babies and are full of smiles.  We have settled into a very good routine and both Ben and myself are feeling pretty relaxed and happy.  The girls are still waking for one middle of the night feed but that seems to be getting closer to 5am now so I think in another few weeks they will get through till the 7am feed.

We had a doctors visit this morning and he was really pleased how well the girls are growing.  Emmeline is now 5.45KG and Vivian has for the first time taken the title of heaviest twin weighting in at 5.55KG.  The Doctor commented (like everyone else) just how happy the girls were and was dazzled by Emmeline's smile!

We have Nannie coming to visit on the 1st June and are all looking very forward to it.  I know that Jutta will be amazed at just how much the girls have grown and will fall in love all over again as soon as she sees them :)

My Auntie Valda hosted an absolutely amazing post baby shower for us while Jutta was last here!  I have to say the day was quite overwhelming - I still cannot believe how spoilt the girls were with lots of love and mountains of presents!!  Ben could not believe it when we got home and he looked in the boot of the car - it was absolutely jam packed with presents.  Thank you so very much to all of my wonderful family for a beautiful day!!

Last week we had a wonderful visit from my brother and his family.  Out two beautiful nieces could not get enough of the girls and my sister in law wanted to take one baby home as she reasoned I was being selfish as I had two babies LOL. We are planning our first big road trip to visit them all in July.  Six hours in the car with two five month olds should be interesting.......

I know I have been a shocking slacker regarding my posting but I have been keeping a close eye on you all.  Bernadette, I was so amazed to read about the early birth of your children and have been thinking about you and sending positive vibes everyday and will continue to do so.  So glad to see Scarlett discharged and I am sure in no time at all you will have Hayden with you too xxx

Congratulations to Doug and Bill on the birth of Cristina.  I am so happy for you and wish you all the very best!

Best wishes to everyone whatever stage of the journey you are at.  It's a roller coaster that just keeps rolling but it sure makes life intersting!

Here are some pics for you all. xxx

The bounty after our baby shower - Thank you Aunty Valda and Co xx

Girls big night out on the bottle!!

Mummy and Vivian

Mummy, Vivian, Olivia, Lucy, Emmeline and Aunty Carol



Nannie & Emmeline

Lunch at the Pub

Feed me Nannie

Emmeline, happy happy happy!!

Vivian looking good!

The amazing nappy cake my cousin Amanda made - just incredible!!

Aunty Carol and Emmeline

The girls and Kenny the Cocker Spaniel

Bath and beer time - watch the baby you tow!!

Nannie and Vivien at bath time.